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Brewed by Brouwerij Rodenbach (Palm)
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Roeselare, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2759   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Bottle: Filtered.
A blend of 1/3 young beer and 2/3 of beer aged 2 years in large oak vats. The more important proportion of oak matured beer contributes to its fruity taste, complexity and intensity. The finish is worthy of a great wine.

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4.9
japi (159) - Neubrandenburg, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2011
Dark red colour. Aroma: kefir, fermented milk, apple Taste: sour apple, champagne, and dryness ( at the end). My new best!

4.9
SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - APR 6, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2012 Pours dark mahogany with ruby tones and small tan fizz. Smells sour with hints of oak. Taste is sour with some subtle sweetness. Medium-bodied with a prickly, acidic texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Rodenbach Grand Cru finishes with pleasant sourness.

4.9
RORO (6) - FRANCE - FEB 5, 2013 does not count
Une des bières qui m’as fait aimer la bière! Ces aromes aigre doux sur la cerise confite est une pure merveille et une prouesse de brasseurs. Je l’ai mis a table avec une tajine aux pruneaux, tout simplement extraordinaire aux niveaux des alliances. Félicitations aux brasseurs.

4.9
WheatKing (1338) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - APR 23, 2013
Pours actual red, unlike a red ale. Underwhelming at first, needs to warm up. Wood, vinegar, cherry on the nose, vinegar and dark current flavour, wood, vinegar, vinous finish.

Indonesia often has only one condiment at soup restaurants: vinegar. I pour it in like a fiend, I’ve got odd tastes that way. I guess this is why I find this beer absolutely stellar... bought another six today. A classic, as elegant as a good wine, at 1/10 the price. Hope it doesn’t become better known because I’m cheap.

4.9
Heiskellj (7) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 5, 2014 does not count
Really really good. Clean and oaky. It opens up with a little funk on the palate. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
jc29280 (4) - - MAR 11, 2014 does not count
Une bière si différente. A conseiller à tous ceux qui aiment les bières amer-acidulté !

4.9
AtronSeige (1535) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 13, 2014
Aroma: Fruity, sour, apple, cherries, orange Appearance: Clear dark amber body. Sparse light-brown head. Flavour: Sour, grain, fruity, woody, cherries, orange. Palate: Dry finish, Medium-Light body. active, but soft carbonation. prickly acidity. crisp, Overall: Oooh! Very nice! A great example of the style. This is beer that should accompany a fine plate of food. 330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Llew! 17B. Flanders Red Ale

4.9
Rodriguez (357) - Quito, ECUADOR - MAY 18, 2014
Red brown in color, malty aroma mixed with some lacto an acetobacter, the same in taste. A very complex beer, but very refreshing. Lovely beer, have to taste more of Rodenbach

4.9
PissedAgain (2) - Four Marks, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2016 does not count
This tastes rather like a Belgian naturally fermented beer, it is dark and fruity with a sour taste as per lambic beers. It’s rather nice.

4.9
darren1775 (8) - - DEC 11, 2016 does not count
I rate this just short of perfect--Flanders Red which is so far as I know the most consistently available Grand Cru in Southern California. The first time I had it, I thought it was a Belgian Red that had gone bad, but after my first glass I wanted another. It nails that sweet spot where the hardened beer snob and the sour novice will both enjoy it---fantastic first choice if you have a friend that you are trying to get into sours!


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